300m Euro fund in new asset class in DACH region: serviced apartments & aparthotels 

Article in summary: 

  • AIF AlpenReal fund is investing in serviced apartments and aparthotels in the DACH region where there are 15 to 20 well-known operators 
  • Serviced apartments & aparthotels is a fast-growing asset class and increasingly popular choice for tourists 
  • They also benefit from the current work-from-home trend 
  • Flexibility / self-catering options (your own kitchen), digitisation and fewer communal areas have all been important factors during the pandemic for this type of tourist accommodation
  • Whilst the hotel asset class has suffered during the pandemic, serviced apartments have continued to perform
  • Larger operators who previously focused on business/city hotels are entering the market e.g. Accor and Dorint
  • Tourists in the DACH region feel safer taking vacations closer to home
  • Working part-time whilst on a skiing or mountain-biking holiday with the family is also an attractive option
  • The fund offers an opportunity for customer portfolios to invest in local and sustainable projects
  • The target distribution yield is an average of 6% over 10 years 

Source: Fundview.de (Tim Habicht 08/06/2022)


14 May opening of the Katzenkopf lift and bike trail in Leutasch

The Summer season starts on 14 May in with the opening of the Katzenkopf lift starting at 1130m taking you up to the Katzenkopfhütte at 1380m and Leutasch Bike park.

Alternatively, there is a cycle path which is 2.6km long to reach the top (it normally takes 50minutes on foot to walk).

There are 5 trails to explore from the top of the lift ranging from very easy to medium for advanced bikers who like jumps.

Bike park day tickets prices start at 19Euros per day for a child, 24Euros for teenagers and 29Euros for adults.



More blog updates on Leutasch to follow.